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138 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

In 1885, R. P. Barham was proprietor. It was inde- 
pendent in politics. A weekly edition was also published. 

The Daily South Side Democrat, (d and s-w) 

Vol. 1, No. 1, Oct. 1, 1853 — No. 155, March 31, 1854. 

1 vol. 
Banks and Llewellin, with A. D. Banks as editor, and 
A. M. Keiley, assistant editor. 

The Republican, (t-w) 

Vol. V, No. 112, Jan. 1, 1850 — No. 137, Feb. 28, 1850 

(135 missing). "Va. Misc., 1829-50." 
William R. Drinkard, editor and proprietor. See April 
Magazine, 344. 

The American Constellation, (t-w) 

Vol. I, No. 87, Dec. 13, 1834, and No. 114, Feb. 17, 
1835. "Misc. News., 1834-5." 
Published by Haines and Davis. 

Port Royal. 

1 he Port Royal Times and School Advocate. 

Vol. 1, No. 6. Jan. 16, 1851. " Va. News., No. 3." 
Names of neither publisher nor editor are given, but it 
is stated that the paper was printed in Fredericksburg. 

[to be continued] 



HENRY COUNTY 

From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the Eighteenth 
Century, et seq. 



From the records of the clerks office, by C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, Va. 
(continued.) 



Lists of persons renouncing allegiance to Great Britain and 
swearing allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia. 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 



139 



A memorandum of the Inhabitants of Henry County of those 
that hath taken the oath of allegiance. Sept r 13th, 1777. 







Fred' Rives. 


David Kirby, 


*39- 


Jesse Kirby, 


20 


Elisha Estes, 


3i 


W m Hodges, Jun r , 


23 


Archibald Young, 


21 


W m Vinson, 


3i 


John Kirby, 


21 


Rob* Bolton, Sen r , (71?) 


17 


James Prunty, 


34 


James Bolton, 


42 


Will m Russell, 


21 


Tully Choice, Sen r , 


7i 


Joel Atkinson, 


24 


Tully Choice, 


24 


Joseph Cook, 


23 


Lewis Morgan, 


50 


Gideon Rucker, 


40 


James Standefer, 


62 


W m Graves, Sen r , 


53 


John Grimmet, 


53 


Tho s Prunty, 


39 


Israel Standefer, 


36 


Philip Hutchinson, 


24 


Elections Hardain, 


4i 


John Heard, 


32 


Tho s Potter, 


3i 


Amos Richardson, Jun r , 


23 


Elisha Keen, 


19 


Eusibius Hubbard, 


32 


Jesse Hurd, 


29 


Bottom Estes, 


18 


Nathan Swanson, 


29 


David Graves, 


20 


Joseph Kirby, 


30 


Allen Ridley Young, 


43 


John Smith, 


32 


Elisha Estes, 


23 


W m Law, 


23 


Joseph Maybry, 


27 


John Tarrance, 


35 


Edgcomb Gwilliam, 


28 


Jesse Law, 


20 


Benjamin Cook, Jun r , 


19 


Lewis Hale, 


30 


John Richardson, 


18 


Jesse Kirby, 


27 


Lanceford Hall, 


25 


Peter Craghead, 


27 


David Pervit, Jun r , 


30 


Jeremiah Strewsberry, 


49 


W" Choice, 


21 


Henry Haynes, Se r , 


42 


Joel Estes, 


25 


John Swanson, 


20 


Tho 3 Bolton, 


3i 


John Davis, 


34 


Henry Haynes, 


19 


Elijah Perwit, 


17 


Robt. Powel, 


30 


W* Estes, 


42 


John Lane, 


39 


Ambrose Holt, 


53 


Nathan Barnet, 


48 


Michael Dunn, 


39 


John Woodall, 


43 


John Lane, 


66 



* These figures evidently show the age of the person. 



140 



VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 



W" Greer, 
George Haynes, 
Walter Markse, 
John Smith, 
John Smith, 
Richard Perimon, 
Henry Haynes, 
Jarvis Burdet, 
W* Swanson, Sen', 
Aquila Greer, 
David Clarkston, 
John Garrot, 
Shelton Ralley, 
W m Graves, 
Henry Law, 
Benjamin Potter, 
Lewis Potter, 
Samuel Canterbury, 
Abner Cockerham, 
David Perwit, 
John Perwit, 

A list of those who have 
affirmation of allegiance in i 

John M c queery, 
Matthew Small, 
Tho 8 Ashley, 
Peter Harris, 
Joseph Fargeson, 
Anthony Tittle, 
Sam 1 Allen, 
W" Bredin, 
John Neavill, 
Charles Barnerd, 
Mich 1 Barker, 
John Birks, 
Tho" Morrow, 
John Henderson, 
John Kindrick, 



29 W" Haynes, 

40 Bellesworth Grasty, 

33 Wil m Hutcherson, 

23 Paul Hutcherson, 

42 Arstrop Estes, 

48 Solomon Davis, 

76 Josiah Hodges, 

18 W Jameson, 

57 Jesse Hall, 

58 Nathaniel Law, 

40 Jesse Thesby, 

41 W m Chambers, 
53 W m Dillingham, 
22 James Cooley, 

1 7 John Jenkins, 

44 Stephen Robinson, 

19 John Grimit, 

48 John McKinsey, 

40 W™ Longe, 

63 Isham Hall, 

42 Lewis Jenkins, 



50 
52 
16 
27 
55 
33 
37 
53 
30 
25 
18 

50 
63 
58 
16 

17 
18 

32 
26 

5i 



taken and subscribed the oath or 
777- 

Rich" Pack wood, 

George Jones, 

John Royall, 

John Jones, Ju r , 

Tho* Morrison, 

Cha' Thomas, 

W Small, 

Rich" Shores, 

Robert Hairston, 

James Poteet, 

W" Birks, 

Tho' Gough, 

W Harrell, 

Andrew Gough, 

James Elkins, 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 



141 



Jonathan Ison, 
Isaac Mcdonald, 
John Kindrick, Jun r , 
Cha" Ison, 
W m Ison, 
Rich" Kirby, 
Sam 1 Hilton, 
Daniel Casey, 
W m M'Alexander, 
James Denny, 
Barnabus Kelly, 
Sam' Huft, 
Rowland Salmon, 
Arch" Prator, 
George Tittle, 
Rich" Reynolds, 
Tho' Hoft, 
James Kimzey, 
John Brock, 
Tho' Murrell, 
Aquilla Blakley, 
Bartlet Foley, 
Jamey James, 
Joseph Simmonds, 



John Tittle, 
Tho* Flowers, 
Peter Hairston, 
Edw" Baker, 
John Handy, 
Josiah Bryan, 
Jos. Hurt, 
Rowland H. Birks, 
Nathaniel Veil, 
John Coger, 
Rich" Ratliff, 
John Ratliff, 
W Prator, 
Jonathon Prator, 
Alex' Jarvis, 
Joel Harbour, 
John Jones, Sen', 
Tho" Kindrick, 
W m Dalton, 
W* Elkins, 
Silas Ratliff, 
Geo. Foley, 
James Green, 
W" Johnson & 
Andrew Clark. 



In all Eighty hath taken & subscribed the oath or affirmation 
of allegiance before me agreeable to act of assembly, and Esaias 
Harbour, Nicholas Coger, Wm. Green, Jas. Acton & Benj" 
Kimrey, Sen', hath refused. 

Witness my hand and seal this ist day of January, 1778. 



Thomas Henderson. 



[Seal.] 



Samuel fore, John Jones, Mical Plaster and Jacob Adams toke 
the oath of asurance to this state. Certifyd by me this 24 Day 
of January, 1778. 

Robert Hairston. 



142 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

A list of the names that hath taken the state oath in 78. 

Geo. Waller. [Seal.] 

February 7, Daniel Wills. 
March 25, John Leviriston. 
April 3, John Pace. 

26, John Rowland, Se r . 
June 8, Sammuel Merridith. 

29", Moses Harris. 
July 20, William Tinch, John Holder, Francis Gilley, 
William Price, James Acton, affirmed. 
30, John Flemings. 



Henry C. 

Since the Last of January, 1778, Daniel Smith, James Ner- 
man, Robt. Jones, John Cambell, John Sergent, EUectious 
Musick, Peter Bays and John Barker have taken the Oath of 
aligance to this and the United States of America. Certified 
under my hand and seal this first Day of Jan", 1779- 

Robt. Hairston. [S.] 



Zackariah Seamans, John Farrall, Daniel Allen, Benj" Rich- 
ardson, W m Spurlock, Benj" Turman, Jesse Spurlock, John 
Spurlock, Se", John Spurlock, Ju r , Daniel Howel, Sherwood 
Brock, Bristol Matthews, John Small, John Ison, Benj" Kim- 
zey, Sen', W m Allen, Sam 1 Noe, Joseph Jones, Lazarus Cotten, 
John Cotten, Luke Foley, Esaias Harbour, Tho s Cabler, Rich" 
Fancher, W Read. Total 25. 

Henry County. I do hereby certify that the persons whose 
names are above hath Taken the Oath of allegiance to this state 
according to law in the year 1778. 

Witness my hand and seal the first of Jan J , 1779. 

Thomas Henderson. [Seal.] 



Nathaniel Elkins, Nicholas Koger, Enock Conley, Charles 
Hibberts, Robert Pusey, Henry McGuffey, Nathaniel King, 



HENRY COUNTY, VA. 148 

James Duncan, William Short & David Short hath taken the 
Oath of allegiance to this State before me in the year 1779. 

Thos. Henderson. [Seal.] 



A List under hand and seal of those that haith Taken the 
State Oath before me since January, 1778. 

March 7, Samuel Gates. June 2o'\ James Anderson. 
Ditto Charles Gates. Sept. 25, Jacob Dillinger. 

Ditto James Okley. Oct. 31, David Witt. Infirm to 

Apr 1 4, Alexander Pyle. Ditto Thomas Harber.J 

May i3 ,h , William Gates. Dec. 10, Charles Hardman. 
Ditto 14, Joseph Antony. Ditto John Sulavant. 

Ditto 16, Sylvenus Witt. 
Henry County, State of Virginia, Jan., 1779. 

Tho" Hamilton. [Seal.] 



A List of those that Took the State oath Before me in ye 
year 79. 

April 20, John Sunter. October, 79. 
July 10, William Baily. John Watson, 

26, John Crouch, Ju r . John Abington, 

August 10, John Hickey, Bowles Abington. 

Henry Arnold, 
JefTery Murrell. 

The above is a trew List of the people that Took the oath 
before me in the year 79. 
Certified under my hand this 30* of January, 1780. 

Geo. Waller. 
Total No. of oath takers, 685. 
" " who refused, 11. 



NOTES. 

1 Discovered Walden's Ridge. (See page 13.) 

2 Many of these names were written by the same hand, and 
the spelling in many cases is thought to be inaccurate. (See 
page 15.) 

[to be continued.]